BAE in Early Childhood Education/PK-3

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Students who graduate from our Early Childhood Education (ECE) program are eligible for P-3 teacher licensure in the State of Washington and will gain valuable expertise working with children ages 3-8 and their families. The ECE program will prepare you to work in Head Start, ECEAP (Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program) and public or private preschools.

In this program, you’ll develop the skills and knowledge base you need through an applied, field-based format. Our program foundation is based on principles of developmentally appropriate practice and universal design for learning. Our coursework is aligned with Washington State Core Competencies for Early Care and Education Professionals, the ECE Endorsement Competencies for the State of Washington Educator Standards Board and the National Association for the Education of Young Children Standards for Early Childhood Preparation Programs.

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Curriculum & Requirements

Early Childhood Education P-K–Third Grade Major, Bachelor of Arts in Education (BAE)

The BAE in Early Childhood Education plus a Teacher Education Program prepares students for a Washington State Teaching Certification. Completion of the ECE Major, Education Core (and successfully completing the ECE NES will satisfy the requirements for Teaching Certificate in the state of Washington.


The Early Childhood Education–Pre-Kindergarten–Third Grade, Bachelor of Arts in Education consists of both the included P-3 Core and the required Early Childhood Education courses.

The courses below satisfy requirements for students choosing the preschool–third grade certification only. Students who choose to extend their certification through grade 8 must complete the add-on elementary endorsement.

The courses below satisfy requirements for students choosing the preschool–third grade certification only. Students who choose to extend their certification through grade 8 must complete the add-on elementary endorsement.
Required Coursework
ART 390ART IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL3
PHED 390HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS3
SPED 412INTRODUCTION TO EARLY CHILDHOOD SPECIAL EDUCATION4
Required Early Childhood Education Courses
EDUC 344EARLY NUMERACY INSTRUCTION IN THE P-3 SCHOOL SETTING 4
EDUC 390FOUNDATIONS OF EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION3
EDUC 394METHODS FOR READING INSTRUCTION AND ASSESSMENT IN KINDERGARTEN-THIRD GRADE SETTINGS3
EDUC 410METHODS I: BLENDED CURRICULUM IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION4
EDUC 430ASSESSMENT IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION5
EDUC 444LANGUAGE ARTS METHODS FOR THE PRESCHOOL-THIRD GRADE CLASSROOM3
EDUC 450METHODS II: BLENDED CURRICULUM IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION4
EDUC 454SCIENCE METHODS FOR THE PRESCHOOL-THIRD GRADE CLASSROOM4
EDUC 461SOCIAL STUDIES METHODS FOR THE PRESCHOOL-THIRD GRADE CLASSROOM3
EDUC 470DIVERSITY IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION3
EDUC 475PROMOTING SOCIAL COMPETENCE AND GUIDING BEHAVIOR IN EARLY CHILDHOOD SETTINGS4
EDUC 479EARLY LITERACY3
EDUC 489FAMILY-CENTERED PRACTICES IN EARLY CHILDHOOD3
Internship Coursework
EDUC 386DP3 FIELD EXPERIENCE AND PRACTICUM1
EDUC 386EP3 FIELD EXPERIENCE AND PRACTICUM3
EDUC 423ELEMENTARY STUDENT TEACHING K-812
EDUC 427GENERAL STUDENT TEACHING K-12 (variable credit course–only 3 credits count)3
EDUC 451APPLICATIONS I: BLENDED CURRICULUM IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION4
EDUC 464APPLICATIONS II: BLENDED CURRICULUM IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION3
EDUC 469APPLICATIONS III: EARLY CHILDHOOD CURRICULUM METHODS1
Capstone–an approved departmental or other Senior Capstone
EDUC 490CEARLY CHILDHOOD CAPSTONE5
Total Credits88

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